Always A Virgin’s Book Full And Closed

Published: February 13, 2009 10:28 am EST

Victory Hill Farm of Indiana, along with the owners of Always A Virgin (p,3,1:48.4 - $1,135,559) are pleased to announce that the book for his 2009 breeding season is

full and closed.

“We have never had this number of contracts returned in January and February," said Maria King of Victory Hill Farm. "To my knowledge, a farm in Indiana has never closed a stallion’s book because the book was full. We have been thrilled by the reception he has received.”

“People are definitely intrigued by the Indiana program, both the Breeders' Awards and the Sire Stakes," says Bob Boni one of the owners of the impressive son of Western Ideal. "We feel that Always A Virgin is positioned to be a real force in the state as well as the stakes events throughout North America.”

Conservative estimates for the Indiana Sires Stakes Program put it at $9 million for the foals of 2010. Based on early receipts from the slots, however, it appears the number may be significantly greater.

Victory Hill has reported that several major breeding farms have booked mares, including Hanover Shoe Farms, Andray Farm, Roll The Dice Stable, Val D’or Farms and Bluestone Farms.

Trained by Joe Holloway throughout a banner three-year-old season, Always A Virgin won 13 of 20 starts in 2007 and $1,022,703 while defeating every top colt of his generation. He won the Messenger Stakes and Cane Pace, both in stakes record time, along with the New Jersey Sires Stakes final, Holmes, Bluegrass and Battle of Brandywine, in addition to eliminations of the Cane, Messenger, Meadowlands Pace, Little Brown Jug and Breeders Crown.

Always A Virgin paced to his record 1:48.4 at the Meadowlands with a :27.1 last quarter. Always A Virgin stands his first season for a fee of $3,500.

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